ISFE launches ISFE Esports with key stakeholders

Brussels-based organisation ISFE, which represents Europe’s video game industry, has partnered with major figures from the European esports scene to launch ISFE Esports.

This new group has brought together key stakeholders to launch the new esports-focused branch.

Principal members of ISFE Esports include Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft, EA, Supercell, Twitch, Riot Games, Epic Games, ESL, and Ukie. 

Olaf Coenen, Chairman of ISFE and Co-Chairman of ISFE Esports commented: “With video games publishers, their games and their players at the very heart of esports, they are best placed to lead the growth and development of this new frontier for the video games industry, to meet its challenges, promote esports, and to provide an authoritative voice on the issues impacting their businesses.”

ISFE Esports aims to bring together esports stakeholders to discuss and find common ground on key issues affecting the sector, align esports policies across Europe, coordinate and articulate the voice of esports, raise awareness of esports among policymakers and politicians, and identify threats and challenges.

Ralf Reichert, CEO of ESL also discussed the group: “ESL’s vision to create a world where everybody can be somebody and to connect people through esports is aligned with the goals of ISFE Esports: esports is a worldwide phenomenon and its ability to rapidly reach its full potential can be accelerated by bringing together the major game creators, content providers, publishers and members of the esports ecosystem and their industry body with a common aim and a shared vision. We are excited to be a part of this unity and will support ISFE Esports in establishing the voice for esports in Europe.”
Esports Insider says: It’s good to see Europe joining other major esports regions. Having key stakeholders and IP holders involved in the group seems like a positive move and could help with the progression of the industry in the region.